Binney Reserve Draft Landscape Management Plan

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Binney Reserve Update


Following community engagement in late 2020, a revised tree removal and landscape reinstatement plan has been developed for Binney Reserve in Black Hill.


A revised tree removal and landscape reinstatement plan was created in response to an independent audit of the reserve which recommended the removal of pine trees due to a risk to public safety.


The updated plan has considered community feedback about the impact of the loss of the trees from the reserve and now proposes their removal in two stages over two years.


Due to ongoing concerns regarding the trees, there is still the need for planned works to occur, however as a result of the feedback, council will deliver the removal and reinstatement in two stages.


The first stage is planned to start in late July or early August this year, with the second scheduled for June and July 2022.


Replacement plantings of native trees and shrubs would occur following both stages, along with supporting landscape works including improvements to surface conditions for drainage, mulched beds and granitic sand path connections .


There will be a strong focus on ensuring there is a mixture indigenous vegetation planted across the reserve.


In addition to the new plantings through the areas where the trees will be removed, there will also be planings closer to Chisolm Street. The City of Ballarat will welcome the involvement of the stakeholders and wider community with the revegetation works across the reserve.

As the trees within stage 2 will remain for a longer period than first outlined, council's arborists will conduct regular inspections of the remaining trees across this area in advance of their planned removal.

Previously

Black Hill residents and the wider community were invited to have your say on a Draft Landscape Management Plan for Binney Reserve.

The draft plan was available for feedback here from Thursday 26 November to Monday 14 December 2020. The survey has now closed.

The City of Ballarat hosted a drop in session at Binney Reserve on Thursday 26 November.

Earlier in 2020 an independent audit of the reserve recommended the removal of pine trees due to an unacceptable risk to public safety. Two trees which were assessed as an immediate risk were removed in October, but no further works are planned at the site until the landscape management plan is finalised.

The draft plan proposes to replant the site with local native trees, shrubs and ground covers.

Replanting with local native species will benefit the biodiversity of the Black Hill area and return vegetation types that were there before the gold rush era.

The landscape management plan will be finalised after all feedback has been considered.



Binney Reserve Update


Following community engagement in late 2020, a revised tree removal and landscape reinstatement plan has been developed for Binney Reserve in Black Hill.


A revised tree removal and landscape reinstatement plan was created in response to an independent audit of the reserve which recommended the removal of pine trees due to a risk to public safety.


The updated plan has considered community feedback about the impact of the loss of the trees from the reserve and now proposes their removal in two stages over two years.


Due to ongoing concerns regarding the trees, there is still the need for planned works to occur, however as a result of the feedback, council will deliver the removal and reinstatement in two stages.


The first stage is planned to start in late July or early August this year, with the second scheduled for June and July 2022.


Replacement plantings of native trees and shrubs would occur following both stages, along with supporting landscape works including improvements to surface conditions for drainage, mulched beds and granitic sand path connections .


There will be a strong focus on ensuring there is a mixture indigenous vegetation planted across the reserve.


In addition to the new plantings through the areas where the trees will be removed, there will also be planings closer to Chisolm Street. The City of Ballarat will welcome the involvement of the stakeholders and wider community with the revegetation works across the reserve.

As the trees within stage 2 will remain for a longer period than first outlined, council's arborists will conduct regular inspections of the remaining trees across this area in advance of their planned removal.

Previously

Black Hill residents and the wider community were invited to have your say on a Draft Landscape Management Plan for Binney Reserve.

The draft plan was available for feedback here from Thursday 26 November to Monday 14 December 2020. The survey has now closed.

The City of Ballarat hosted a drop in session at Binney Reserve on Thursday 26 November.

Earlier in 2020 an independent audit of the reserve recommended the removal of pine trees due to an unacceptable risk to public safety. Two trees which were assessed as an immediate risk were removed in October, but no further works are planned at the site until the landscape management plan is finalised.

The draft plan proposes to replant the site with local native trees, shrubs and ground covers.

Replanting with local native species will benefit the biodiversity of the Black Hill area and return vegetation types that were there before the gold rush era.

The landscape management plan will be finalised after all feedback has been considered.